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Two, Method and Principles

     Now, when the healing technique is administered, the practitioners should sit close enough to patients to touch their knees. At first, the practitioners should clap lightly, so that no sound is made, three times, and in a voice that cannot be heard recite two times, Kannagara tamachi hae mase [Please bestow upon us divine spirit in accordance with thy will.], and with the left hand lightly touch the patient’s right shoulder, have the patient face downward just a bit, lightly press the right index finger against the center of the patient’s forehead forming in the air the words, Kono mono Kiyome! [Purify this person!], As soon as the letters have been formed, practitioners blow their breaths two or three times. Immediately after, with the open right hand, about one inch from the top of the head, shadowing the hand as fast as possible, repeatedly blow the breath two or three times. One minute for this action should suffice.
     To begin with, the reason for performing this action is that the head is the root for the trunk and limbs of the human body and can be called the center for the source of all diseases, so action is started by purifying this area first.
     Next, ask the patient in as much detail as possible about the pain and how the condition developed. Based on this information, look for the source of the condition with the fingertip. When you discover source of the disease, start treatment there.
     The principle in healing is to use the right index finger at the afflicted part and write three times the letters for:  Kono naka kiyomare” [Purify this part!]. As at the time with the head, rapidly rub back and forth with the hand, repeat three times, lightly press the finger, and infuse spirit. With the mental attitude that the source of the condition is being dissolved, apply slight pressure, and moment by moment, just as if you are lightly blowing away the dust, repeat as many times during treatment as necessary. While you are repeating this action, the source of disease (in most cases it is solidified watery pus) will more or less dissolve, so, to the extent that it dissolves, the patient will feel better. The preceding only indicates the basic procedure, and, depending on the situation, adjustments can be made. In certain cases, the hand may be used. When shadowing, whether the skin is touched or not, the result will be the same.
     First of all, when treating a patient, a focal point for Kannon power must be worn. This focal point manifests limitlessly. The source of Kannon Power is something intriguing that cannot be explained either by science nor by human wisdom. Rather, even if it is explained, it cannot be understood without a considerable attainment of wisdom and awareness.
     When treating, the Kannon Power that is emitted from the focal point becomes spiritual light and is discharged either from the fingertip or from the hand and permeates the patient.  

Lectures in Japanese Medicine, Volume 1, 1935
translated by cynndd

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“Ni, Hōhō to Genri,” the second chapter of Nihon Ijutsu Kōgiroku, Dai-ippen (Lectures on Japanese Medicine, Volume 1) was compiled and distributed in mimeographed form in 1935. Although “Dai-ippen” (Volume 1) is included in the title where it has been anthologized, there are no subsequent volumes.